Category Archives: Agriculture

Ugandan young farmers tipped to embrace precision agriculture

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By David Mwanje

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New 11-Country Report Reveals African Farmers Missing out on AgriTech Innovations that Could Supercharge the Sector with Opportunities for Youth .The report surveyed 29,900 youths, 299 smallholder farmers and 110 agriculture technology start-ups, innovation hubs and technology organizations in Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It identifies challenges faced by smallholder farming communities and potential areas for innovation and growth.

Stop wasting govt money on endless workshops, PM Nabbanja tells Frank Tumwebaze

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Stop wasting govt money on endless workshops, PM Nabbanja tells Frank Tumwebaze.

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The Prime Minister of Uganda Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja has ordered the Agriculture Minister Hon Frank K Tumwebaze and other officials of the Ministry to stop wasting government money on the endless workshops they organize all the time.

The PM urged them to ensure that service delivery is prioritized on their agendas instead of organizing workshops for mere talks.

Climate Action: Top environmentalists, youths stage strike calling for Climate Justice on global day

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By Andrew Mugonza ‘Senator’

Climate Action: Top environmentalists, youths stage strike calling for Climate Justice on global day.

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Ugandan top environmentalists, youths strike calling for climate justice at Bukemba trading center in Kituntu Sub-county in Mpigi district to commemorate the global climate action day.

Over 100 youths accompanied by residents joined the strike blaming world leaders for not taking action to combat global climate change.

I am commiting all my energy to professionalize agriculture in Buganda,says Hon Godfrey Kiwanda

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I am commiting all my energies to professionalize agriculture in Buganda.” Hon Godfrey Kiwanda.

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During the launch of the five year patternship between Kisoboka Campaign 2021 – 2026 and The Directorate of Industrial Training Uganda in Kampala, Hon Kiwanda said that he is going to do what ever is possible to see that people especially the youths engaging in agriculture carry it out in a professional way after being equipped with the skills.

Igara East MP Mawanda Delivers 60 Kgs Of Maize Seedlings To Each Village In Rwentuha Town Council

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Igara East MP Mawanda Delivers 60 Kgs Of Maize Seedlings To Each Village In Rwentuha Town Council. Whisper Eye News

Today on 24th, August 2021 Hon Michael Mawanda Maranga Mp Igara East constituency in Bushenyi district has delivered 60 kilograms of maize seedlings to each LC1 chairperson of Rwentuha town council in a bid to improve food security and household income.

Handing over these seedlings Mr Joshua Asingwire who represented Hon Mawanda Micheal says that as it’s time clocking for farmers to start farming most especially maize farmers Hon Mawanda usually give out maize seedlings to help farmers in boosting their farming mostly in their knowing season.

Big Story: Mpigi district Woman MP Teddy Nambooze (NUP) organizes seminars to equip local farmers with skills

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Farming: Mpigi district Woman MP Teddy Nambooze organizes seminars to equip local farmers with skills. Whisper Eye News

As the planting season gets around the clock with moderate precipitate in Mpigi, the district Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Hon Teddy Nambooze organized a modern farming seminar in Kiringente Subcounty last week to equipped local maize farmers with modern practices to boost their harvests.

Exclusive: Masaka City Ramsar Site Under A very Big Threat As Authorities Look On

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By Andrew Mugonza ‘Senator’

Nabajjuzi Wetland System found in central Uganda has been greatly encroached on by rich people carrying out illegal activities creating threats on the birds and fish species.

The most affected villages are Kigamba, Kasajjagirwa, Kijjabwemi under Kabirampango tributary of Nabajjuzi Wetland System.

The ongoing illegal activities have pushed top environmentalists to issue stringent warnings to Masaka City authorities and those encroaching on Nabajjuzi Wetland.

Exclusive: Top environmentalists launch campaign to relieve Lake Victoria of plastic pollution in Masaka

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By Andrew Mugonza ‘Senator’

Ugandan top environmentalists have launched a campaign to relieved Lake Victoria of plastic pollution.

The Campaign was launched on Thursday, 12th August 2021, at Lambu Landing site in Bukakatta sub-county, Masaka district.

As the entire world continue to suffer various negative consequences of climate change crisis most especially low developed countries ranging from prolonged dry spells, hunger, and floods, unpredicted rise of water levels in water bodies among others, environment activists under different civil society organizations have stepped forward to save lake Victoria from plastic pollution.

The future of farming in Africa is not agriculture but agribusiness

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Africa is a farm lover’s dream: abundant uncultivated arable land, roughly over half the global total; tropical climates that permit long growing seasons; a young labor force; and an expanding population that provides a readily available market for produce consumption.

Yet, African countries are yet to harness these opportunities to ensure sustainable food security and food production. The average age of farmers is about 60 years—in a continent where 60% of the population is under 24 years of age. Farmers are also less educated, with younger, more educated Africans are leaving rural areas, where farms are located, and moving to cities.

Big Fish: Former vision group senior journalist Mugonza Andrew officially joins Whisper Eye as an environment, current affairs reporter

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Former Vision Group senior Journalist Mugonza Andrew officially joins Whisper Eye as An Environment and Current Affairs reporter.

Mugonza Andrew popularly known as Senator has officially joined Whisper Eye news as an Environment journalist.

Environmental and climate change issues struggle to find themselves in mainstream media.

Masaka City: BCF plants 500 trees on World Environment day in partnership with Buddu county administration

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  • Masaka City: BCF plants 500 trees on world environment day in partnership with Buddu county administration

Biodiversity Conservation Foundation (BCF) has planted 500 trees in Masaka City to commemorate World Environment Day.

Environment Day: GCCA, FADECA plant about 500 hundred trees at Mawokota county seat in Mpigi

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Environment Day: GCCA, FADECA plant about 500 hundred trees at Mawokota county seat in Mpigi. Whisper Eye News

Green Climate Campaign Africa (GCCA) has sponsored the planting of about 500 hundred trees at Butoolo-Kammengo in Mpigi district to celebrate World Environment Day.

GCCA Executive director Mr Mugerwa Timothy has asked all residents of Mpigi to join the strong to protect and save the Environment for a better further.

Exclusive: GCCA & FADECA backs Buganda tree planting campaign in Mpigi

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  • Exclusive: GCCA and FADECA backs Buganda tree planting campaign in Mpigi

Green Climate Campaign Africa (GCCA) and Family Development and Child Care (FADECA) are planning to plant trees in Mawokota county after Buganda government launched tree planting campaign in the Kingdom.